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Landfill levy fails to make a dent on dumps

Landfill levy fails to make a dent on dumps3 July 2017 – The current waste disposal levy has not worked to cut the amount of rubbish sent to landfill and recyclers and councils want it to be much higher.

Scientists discover how to 'crush' the e-cycling problem | E-scrap and Batteries - India - Recycling News

Scientists discover how to ‘crush’ the e-cycling problem | E-scrap and Batteries – India – Recycling News23 June 2017 – The consortium uses a cryo-mill to pulverise electronic waste – primarily the computer chips and polymers that make up printed circuit boards – into particles so small that they…

Household battery recycling trial starts up at Lincoln | Stuff.co.nz

Household battery recycling trial starts up at Lincoln | Stuff.co.nz14 June 2017 – Christchurch home battery recycling trial is believed to be the first in NZ.

The Record - Battery recycling comes to Selwyn

Battery recycling comes to Selwyn
|The Record
3 May 2017 – Lincoln Envirotown coordinator Meredith Jones arrives to collect the first load of batteries deposited at Lincoln New World for recycling.

Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks - Motherboard

Apple Forces Recyclers to Shred All iPhones and MacBooks | Motherboard21 April 2017 – Documents obtained by Motherboard: “No reuse. No parts harvesting. No resale.”

Battery metals recovery breakthrough in Malaysia

Battery metals recovery breakthrough in Malaysia 3 March 2017 – A team of Malaysian researchers has discovered a new way to extract lithium and cobalt from scrap batteries. The innovative hydrometallurgical approach has recovered both metals in laboratory-scale tests from standard lithium batteries with ‘reasonable efficiency’.

Silicon will blow lithium batteries out of water, says Adelaide firm | afr.com

Silicon will blow lithium batteries out of water, says Adelaide firm10 February 2017 – An Adelaide company claims to have developed a silicon storage device that costs a tenth as much as a lithium ion battery to store the same energy and is eyeing a $10 million public float.

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries (Update)

Samsung blames Galaxy Note 7 fires on faulty batteries (Update)23 January 2017  – The world’s biggest smartphone maker Samsung blamed faulty batteries on Monday for the fires that hit its flagship Galaxy Note 7 device last year, as it sought to draw a line…
Battery pile growing one month into recycling trial | Stuff.co.nz21 January 2017 – Palmerston North residents are being offered help to recycle batteries.

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